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Muskegon is getting the mother of all makeovers. After demolishing an indoor mall at the heart of downtown, and prepping the shore of Muskegon Lake for new residences and businesses, civic leaders are racking up the pace of redevelopment. So there's an air of confidence in the largest city on Michigan's West Coast. 

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Shannon Cohen

No more 'West Michigan nice': It's time to talk about race, gender & leadership in the workplace

A new research project tells the stories of female leaders of color in West Michigan, and the women's words make it clear: we must be better when it comes to fighting, and acknowledging, racism and sexism in the workplace.

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Making herstory: The women who are changing the dynamics of West Michigan politics

The women leading West Michigan's cities are making history — or, rather, herstory — by breaking down barriers and charting new courses for politics in our area. As Americans face an increasingly polarized nation, these leaders are unifying residents and building strong communities.

Shannon Cohen

Championing women's voices & inclusion: Survey aims to empower leaders of color in West Michigan

How do we open the professional doors that are rarely, or never, open to women of color who aspire to be leaders in West Michigan? Two fellows from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Shannon Cohen and Pat Sosa VerDuin, aim to break down these barriers and dismantle racism with data from a new survey of women of color in Kent and Ottawa Counties.

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Invasive species and the Great Lakes: What's happening to our beloved blue waters?

What impact are invasive species like the zebra mussel and the round goby having on the Great Lakes? And why does it matter? Author William Rapai speaks to us about his new book on invasive species in our beloved blue waters.

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G-Sync: The playbook of pee fears

Publisher and Lifestyle Editor Tommy Allen tackles the real cost to Michigan if legislators enact bills that would prohibit residents who are transgender from using bathrooms that match their gender identity. If these bills get Lansing's stamp of approval, every business and citizen would be on the hook to pay for the misguided legislation.
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